Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. announces appointment of Kent Williams to Board of Advisors

Milpitas, CA, February 21, 2015--Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced, high-efficiency Hybrid and Electric drivetrain solutions, today announced that Kent Williams joined its Board of Advisors.


Mr. Williams brings extensive experience in the capital markets and knowledge of PHEV drivetrains and new battery technologies. He is a strategic advisor to alternative energy companies and assists automotive companies who are commercializing highly efficient, environmentally friendly powertrain technologies for light and heavy-duty trucks, buses, vans and SUVs. He also advises battery companies commercializing innovative material science technologies for consumer and industrial applications. His experience in the capital markets has included positions with Vista Asset Management, U.S. Trust, Wood Island Associates and Merrill Lynch.

“EDI is an innovator and leader in the development of electric drivetrain technology and I look forward to leveraging my experience in the green vehicle and alternative fuel industry to support their growth,” commented Mr. Williams. 

“We’re honored that a high-caliber executive like Kent is joining our advisory board. This new addition demonstrates the importance EDI places on identifying and securing the best talent available. Kent’s deep automotive industry knowledge and international business background will provide EDI with valuable insights as we expand globally,” said Joerg Ferchau, CEO of EDI. 

Mr. Williams joins Advisors Felix Kramer, founder of the California Cars Initiative, Lawrence G. Norris, a well-known high-tech patent attorney and intellectual property expert, Ken Baker, an accomplished auto industry executive, and Peter Ward, a distinguished member in the alternative fuel industry.

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